The Best of Timeless Style: Shell Chair by Carl Hansen

With an immediately recognized form, the famous Shell Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner cuts an impressive figure with mid-century lines that still reflect contemporary minimalism.  Now offered by Carl Hansen, the Shell Chair can become a design staple in your home or office.  Few pieces of furniture stand the test of time as well as the Shell Chair, which has outlived brief trends in home fashions to become a clean and classic feature with multigenerational appeal.


Shell Chair by Carl Hansen


The three-legged tripod base of the Shell Chair by Carl Hansen is a unique form that is sturdy enough for constant use thanks to the wide base and low-slung center of gravity.  The form-pressed wood veneer crafted at Carl Hansen is composed of several layers of wood pressed together in alternating grain direction to form a strong bond resistant to warping or cracking with time and use.  The pressing technique also allows for the graceful and lightweight shape of the individual seat and back pieces, which are sleek and minimal yet still generous in size.  Their sweeping, concave lines radiate timeless sophistication and inviting comfort.


Wegner award winning chair designs

Three legged modern leather chair


The craftsmen at Carl Hansen allow you to take this elegant design and modify it with your personal sense of style to truly make it your own by offering a wide selection of custom upholstery options in fabric and leather.  The true beauty of the Shell Chair lies in its perfect balance of vintage and contemporary, as well as the harmony of a classic shape paired with your unique personality in the finishing details.  How will you make the Shell Chair a part of your life?

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